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Feb 18, 2011 11:30am PST
>>> president obama landed in oregon within the past hour. the latest stop after his quick visit with silicon valley ceo's. >> he'll continue his push to keep spending on hi-tech initiatives even as republicans move to slash the budget. terry mcsweeney joins us from san francisco international with more. terry? >> yeah, very short stay for the president. he came here to the bay area to talk about education and jobs. he's going to portland, oregon, to talk about education and jobs and he'll take a tour. we'll take a look what he's going to be touring in a few minutes. a tour of what they describe as the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing plant in the world. it's just outside portland. check out the company's initiatives to encourage young people to become hi-tech scientists and engineers. maybe not such a great idea for california considering oregon is ratcheting up a hi-tech corridor up there and while he's there he's going to ask for help. under cloudy skies president obama left sfo about 8:45 just 16 hours after arriving. this was an official visit to the bay area to tal
KOFY
Feb 15, 2011 11:30am PST
freedman, abc 7 news. >> wayne, thank you. president obama is defending hills new budget as one of tough choices. he held a news conference that lasted more than an hour addressing two crises, the federal government and the middle east. >> kristen, president obama is visiting the bay area this thursday to meet with leaders in the tech industry and hoping to get their support for his just released 2012 budget. with the nation' deficit going up, president obama says his new proposed budget will keep going down. >> we've taken a scalp to the budget rather than a machete. >> he will save the country $400 billion over the next decade. also cutting healthcare costs while at the same time making sure every american can afford its. the president says that's the point of his affordable act. >> the deficits are going to be $50 budget lower. >> they call it dead on arrival. the president has presented us with a budget that spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much and that costs jobs and opportunities. >> a nation more than $14 trillion in the red. how much is that? if you stacked $14 tr
KOFY
Feb 14, 2011 9:00pm PST
. this is abc 7 news. >>> about when we continues here tonight. tough choice. president obama budget and some of the cuts he's proposed felt most here in the bay area. fichlt flash point iran. inspired by the event in egypt tens of thousands of protestors take to the street as police charge in with tear gas. >> diplomatic rift. the rising tension over an american accused of killing 2 pakistani. >> plus russia trip to mars. excitement overlanding in a giant sand pit. >> and why president obama is giant sand pit. >> and why president obama is headed to the bay area >> good evening once again. president obama released his proposed budget for 2012. it cuts more than a trillion dollars in federal spending over 10 year time. in his state of the union speech the president warned that the cuts would be sharp. and in programs that he cares deeply about. now he's daring republicans to do more. here's political reporter mark matthe matthews. >>reporter: president obama calls it a budget filled with sacrifices. >> if we are going to walk the walk comes to fiscal discipline these kind of
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Feb 3, 2011 11:30am PST
. the other big story in egypt is the treatment of journalists. president obama spoke out on the suspect after years of scenes like these... a voice rises that is seldom heard... "the new jihad of this age is the jihad of the pen. we solve our disputes through intellect and through reason. the age of the jihad of the sword is over." what you might not know about this muslim sect... it's the moderate muslim voice that we as americans have been longing for, yearning for since 9/11"on the "700 club" >> a winter tragedy in northeast oklahoma. at least three people were killed when a truck plunged offhand a snow-covered bridge into an icy river today. the truck jumped a guardrail and was partially submerged as you can see. investigators are trying to determine exactly how this accident happened and how many people were in the vehicle. there were reports as many as eight people inside. there was 20 inches of snow on the ground, and the temperature was 9 degrees below zero. >> president obama is pushing new incentives to persuade the nation's businesses to make their buildings more energy efficient.
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Feb 6, 2011 6:30am PST
cross roads, what does the future hold for egypt's christians? >> plus president obama speaks about his christian faith and has strengthened since he has been in office. >> how this man stood up to hitler and the cost of his life. >> political upheaval rocks egypt what does it mean for country's christians hello i am wendy griffith. >> and i am george thomas. you have seen hundreds of thousands of christians taken to the streets of cairo calling for the resignation of president hosni mubarak. >> egypt's christians have face his hardship under mubarak's regime. john waage reports they are asking for prayer. >> reporter: egyptian street revolution is creating uncertainty around the world especially for 10 million christians in this country of 80 million people. >> most of the churches are closed. people are meeting in homes to pray together. ministries like open doors are being affected significantly because of curfews because of the security issues on the streets. >> earlier this year scenes on you tube of coptic christians being killed and including children of 2 coptic families, pasto
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Feb 1, 2011 9:00pm PST
now. >> president obama commenting on egypt now that its president hosni mubarak says he will step down. good evening i'm dan ashley. president obama stressed that the transition should include a broad spectrum of voices as well as opposition parties. the quarter million protestors cheered daned and erupted in joy when the president emerged saying he will not run for reelection in september. here's a reporter in egypt. >> tonight the square erupted in anger. people finally heard from the man they have risen up against. appearing on state television president mubarak address the protestors directly tell them their demands are legitimate and that he will stand down. but not just yet. instead he pledged to spend his next few months in office restoring law and order. reforming the constitution. and the election law. not good enough says this defiant crowd in cairo. this moment was a week in the making. week of steadily mounting pressure. from people in the streets and leaders around the world. president obama dispatched a former ambassador tow egypt to deliver a message direc
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Feb 8, 2011 11:30am PST
in concord, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> president obama is callings for a six-year $63 billion spending plan for high-speed rails. he's requesting $8 billion in spending for what he'll submit to congress. much could be directed to california's high-speed rail process. vice president biden tried to say it would create jobs and loosen the economy. >> raise productivity, promotes and creates jobs. not just the job it creates just for the structure, the job it creates for the consequence of productivity. >> if approved, the money would go toward developing or improving trains that travel 250 mph and connect existing rail lines to new projects. they say any new high-speed rail investments should concentrate on the east-west corridor instead of california. >> job openings fell for the second p straight month in december. the labor department says employers advertised nearly 3 million jobs. that's a drop of almost 140,000 from november and the lowest number of jobs since september. abc 7 is trying to help. less than an hour from now we're cosponsoring a free job fair. don sanchez is live in co
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Feb 3, 2011 9:00pm PST
square all evening. "the new york times"is reporting that the obama administration is negotiating with top egyptian officials about the immediate resignation of president mubarak. any interim government would hikely include egypt newly appointed vice president. well today vice president blamed the unrest on foreigners and businessmen. reporters and human rights activist became target for the pro government protestors. fichlt uc davis professor attacked during the skirmish yesterday suffering cuts and bruises and today a student got pretty roughed up. he spoke with mark matthews. >> they ripped open my suitcas suitcases. they took my passport. passed it around. >>reporter: by skype andrew simon told me today about being repeatedly rouinged at civilian man checkpoint near the square. >> threw things on the ground. went through all of my belongings. >>reporter: simon waiting to hear if he will get in graduate school at uc berkeley next fall says he wasn't even heading into the square. he was just trying to get to his apartment. he says in the square the battle for cairo conti
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Feb 10, 2011 9:00pm PST
director and president obama about said the administration clearly expected him to step down today. but mubarak again confounded expectation by revving to leave office. the white house has been putting a lot of pressure on mubarak to resign immediately. but in today's speech and in what many say is a direct snub to president obama, mubarak said he's staying put. more now from about abc christiane. >> what i found extraordinary today was his that his speech he directly addressed the people of liberation square. he talked directly to them and they talked directly back to him with that roar of disapproval. after his speech. it's a real sort of interesting dialogue that is going on right now. between the leadership and the people in that square. he did say that he was going to give over a substantial part of his powers to the vice president. i have been asking over again and everybody keeps assuring me that the army will not intervene in any way against the people. >> now late today president obama questioned whether mubarak pledge to shift power to his vice president is a meani
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Feb 23, 2011 11:30am PST
:00 and 6:00. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thank you. >> president obama is planning to call new zealand's president later today to reiterate u.s. support for the country devastated by a powerful earthquake two days ago. >> teams are rushing in with help. jenelle joins us with the latest. >> it's now 8 a.m. thursday morning in new zealand. search and rescue teams continue looking for survivors. anyone trapped under the rubble has now been buried 43 hours and counting (screams) >> new pictures emerging showing the horror of the 6.2 earthquake and aftermath as dust covers the city. >> oh, my god. >> you can hear this man' panicked voice as he runs outside with his camera to see the devastation. >> my gosh. people are in there? >> and pictures from the epicenter of tuesday's quake hones the story of must have had and debris covering the roads. crews rescued 120 people. some needed limbs amputated to free them from the rubble. the search continues for survivors. more than 300 are still missing. >> hello! >> tragic news the death toll now at 75 and counting. police believe dozens are
KOFY
Feb 7, 2011 11:30am PST
wishes to him and his family. today president obama spoke briefly about the events in egypt. he says they are making progress toward a path out of their political crisis. he would not comment on the talks between egypt's vice president and opposition groups which occurred on sunday. >>> authorities are trying to piece together the chain of events in a frightening home invasion tied him up. the man told investigators they got a combination to his safe where they took a number of guns and also stole his pickup truck. >> we are trying to ascertain more information regarding the victim's relationship with them and from there we'll see more. >> they found the truck in the santa cruz mountains. homeowner gave authorities a vague description of two of the suspects saying they were in late 20s with slim builds. >> pg&e is investigating an explosion at a east bay mud facility in walnut creek. it happened this morning at a water pumping station near putnam boulevard. you can see the fire is smoldering of the transformer. it knocked out power to several homes nearby and neighbors say it sounded
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Feb 2, 2011 11:30am PST
also said the obama administration will consider the egyptian government's actions in reviewing decisions about $1.5 billion in u.s. aid to egypt. they urged egyptian president hosni mubarak to stop the violence but stopped short of saying he should step down immediately. journalists are now being attacked they say by pro-mubark recruiters. we'll be following the developments all day and, of course, bring you the latest at 5 and 6:00. >> jenelle, thanks very much. back here at home more than three-quarters of the nation is feeling the effects of record snow, coatings of ice and high winds steam rolling from texas and the midwest all the way to new england. the blizzard is now considered the third worse in chicago history. 250 drivers had to be rescued from the city's lake shore drive overnight. some were stranded for five hours it is. >> frozen, nothing's moving. it's just like insane. >> we know that hundreds of people were very inconvenienced and we apologize for that. >> more than a million americans could be without power by this afternoon because of downed lines. and more t
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Feb 4, 2011 11:30am PST
when supporters stormed the square and launched an attack. president obama and his administration have been in constant communication with top egyptian officials trying to put pressure on egyptian president hosni mubarak as soon as possible. >> other president's made it very clear he would like to see that move reasonably quickly. but at the same time in the end this is really up to the egyptian people and egyptian government. >> the president who spoke exclusively says he's determined to stay in power until the elections in september. he says if he steps down now there could be more chaos and unrest in egypt. protestors in the square are feeling empowered. i just spoke with a professor in cairo who has spent every day in that square. he says there's a lot of stability and kindness there and for the first time ever the people feel like they finally have a voice. >> the sense of excitement, the sense of thinking the people now own their destiny. they have a future to aspire to. they have something to look up to. >> but the professor also says there's a feeling of uncertainty and anxiet
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Feb 23, 2011 9:00pm PST
. the repercussions are far reaching and the announcement by the obama administration was quite a surprise. >> i was riding bart to work this morning and saw it on facebook. >> teresa roe immediately texted her fiancee when she learned of the obama administration announcement to no longer defend the constitutionality of federal law that bans the gay marriages.ecognition of >> it is not a final deal but an enormous step in the right direction and i have been on cloud 9 all day. >> today is the day that we will remember all of our lives an impromptu celebration materialized at market and castro. gay marriage advocates have long opposed the doma act that defined marriages as only between a man and a woman. >> doma is a law passed that keeps gay couples from having federal rights. >> with the attorney general writing to the speaker of the house about no longer upu holding the constitutionality of the defense of marriage act rights of gay and lesbian couples open up from social security to pensions to healthcare. >> the obama administration is splitting with the bipartisan majority in congress and th
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Feb 7, 2011 9:00pm PST
personal account of the battle over baghdad. >> president obama says united states will recognize the world newest nation but with one condition. >> story behind the picture why bringing so much sadness to >> story behind the picture why bringing so much sadness to south america >> good evening once again. here's a look at the headlines we are following for you tonight. san jose family pos posting fliers hoping, hoping that someone will come forward with information about a silver minivan or perhaps an suv that hit 18-year-old erica luna. she broke her pelvis and doctors are not sure that she will ever be able to walk again. her family offering a 2,000 dollar reward and crime stoppers adds another 1,000 dollars leading to an arrest. >> egyptian authority about freed google executive after 12 day in captivity. he's the man behind a facebook page that helped organize protestors and his arrest became a rallying point in lip ration square in cairo 30-year-old executive father of 2 says his captors treated him with respect and did not torture him. >> bounce houses are banned from park and pla
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Feb 11, 2011 9:00pm PST
. >> coming up. president obama says farewell to press secretary robert gibbs. bitter sweet moment at the white house secretary robert gibbs. bitter sweet moment at the white house when we l. >> president obama made a surprise visit to the white house briefing room today. it was robert gibbs last day a press secretary. mark the occasion the president returned a tie to gibbs that he had borrowed to wear while delivering the key note address to the democratic national convention in 2004. that speech as you may remember is largely credited with catapulting obama on the national stage little known senator from illinois. here's what he said today. >> 10 minutes before we were about to go on stage we were still having an argument about the tie. i bought 5 or 6 tie. and michelle didn't like any of them. axle rod didn't like a couple el of them. he's one of the best dress men in the worl world. so we really valued had opinion. and then somebody, i don't remember who is it was turned and said do you know what, what about gibbs tie? what about gibbs tie that might look good and fra
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Feb 16, 2011 9:00pm PST
will not hear arguments until at least september. >>> we are learning more about who president obama will be meeting during his visit to the bay area tomorrow evening. the president will have a private dinner at an undisclosed location with executives like facebook founder and apple ceo and the google chief executive. the white house says the dinner meet willing focus on innovation, job creation and education. >>> overseas, peaceful protests turned violent in bahrain today. two people are dead and 50 injured. riot police attacked the protesters in pearl square with rubber bullets and tear gas. abc's miguel marquez was right in the middle of it. listen as he describes what happened. >> it's after 3:00 in the morning here. the military has just come alongside the highway right next to the main square here in town and they are firing tons of tear gas into the square and clearing about 2 or 3,000 protesters out. that was a canister. no, no, no! video. journalist. journalist! journalist! journalist! jurisdictionist! journalist. jurisdictionist. no, he said no. no, he said no. i'm going! i
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Feb 20, 2011 6:30am PST
for more than 30 yeers, president obama presented the metal to his wife, libby. he lived the lesson of scripture that says greater love has no man than this than a man lay down his life for friends. >> folk ps we have taken you to siberia to iran, i hope you have enjoyed our broad kasz. >> you ate raw reindeer. for more go to our website. until next week, good-bye and god loves you. god bless you everyone.
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Feb 13, 2011 6:30am PST
and united states. in washington, henriquez joined president barack obama at the national prayer breakfast. he recalled the december desperation. >> we realized we only had one alternative and that was god himself. >> they were running out of food. >> so we decided unless we prayed, there would be no way out. >> henriquez drew praise. >> a privilege to be at this national prayer breakfast ws miner, jose henriquez who was able to share the experience it was faith that helped miners nor chile enduring 17 days without any contact were the world. >> i can say that the president himself called for prayer meeting. in the chap l of the presidential palace, we lead a prayer meeting, something like the prayer breakfast today. it is spirit of jesus. >> underground, henriquez cultivated a spiritual clie mate that gave hope to the miners. >> they came out and passed the psychology exam so i have no problems with terrible dreamens and have the joy of god in my heart. it is wonderful. >> henriquez has had his share of accidents. this one left a message. >> he is still in control h. he is a god that kee
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Feb 24, 2011 11:30am PST
following all the new developments. >> kristen, the obama administration says it will throw its weight behind a european effort to expel libya from the human rights body and looking at the alleged tragedies of the regimen. the government just announced it has frozen any assets belonging to qaddafi in switzerland. >> state tv was called by qaddafi today and blamed the revolution on osama bin laden saying al-queda followers had given young libyans hallucinogenic drugs to get them to vote. it may appear like a pro-democracy movement but a former c.i.a. agent tracking down osama bin laden thinks otherwise. >> i think it's dangerous towards america. things are going towards islam but not going towards secular democracy in all these countries. >> meantime more members of qaddafi's inner circle have defected including one of his top lieutenants of 40 years. two libyan pilots chose to eject and crash their fighter plane instead of bombing the second largest citi, the heart of the uprising. they have gained control of the entire even half of libya. >> it's not civil war, there is revolution. th
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Feb 9, 2011 11:30am PST
. >> the city of berkeley may be ready to help the obama administration with one of its thorniest problems. the city council will vote next week on a resolution to invite two detainees from quantanamo bay to move to town. one is a russian ballet dancer. the other is a famous algerian chef. both have been cleared of wrong-doing. they will live with local families and nonprofits will help them find work. critics say a new federal law discourages these offers plus berkeley has enough troubles already. >> this year marks the 100th year of california women gaining the right to vote. the long battle for women's suffrage is depicted in exhibition on display at san jose state university at the martin luther king jr. library there. the president of the san francisco league of women voters says it was sometimes a painful fight as depicted in the movie iron jaw angels. >> women were arrested in front of the white house during the administration. >> california was the sixth state to give women the right to vote in 1911 but it took congress until 1920 to pass the 19th amendment to give women across the
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Feb 14, 2011 11:30am PST
. the agency is even considering cutting service to special events such as giants' games. >> president obama is going to send to could think congress a $3.7 trillion budget it calls for massive cuts through the next decade but wo taxes would jump for some and college grants would drop. john hendron has details from washington. >> the white house says beware, hidden in the $3.7 trillion budget is pain. >> the only way we can make these investments in our future is if our government lives within the means. >> what kind of things, college grants. hundred million dollars in cuts to that program. for those earning more than $200,000 a year, your taxes would go up. the president would eliminate some of the bush tax cuts extended at the end of 2010 and limit tax deductions on home mortgages and community block grants that help fund low income housing would be cut by $300 million. states would lose grant money for airports and water treatment plants. the president would cut $2.5 billion in home heating assistance for the poor. >> the budget includes new spending, investments and research and develop
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Feb 16, 2011 11:30am PST
because president obama signed an act last month prohibiting the u.s. for paying for the relocation of cleared detainees. in the end berkeley's resolution did not get the five votes needed to pass. disgraced fund street manager bernie madoff is talking for the first time since his conviction and one of the biggest ponzi schemes in history. some of the biggest banks and hedge funds were complicit in his scheme but would not say way institutions were involved. they are suing j. p. morgan chase in an attempt to get some money back from the investors he defrauded out of billions. the bank denies doing anything wrong. madoff is serving a life sentence. >> a teacher suspended for her profanity-laced blocking says she was telling the truth about students unwilling to work hard at school. natalie monroe who's eight months' pregnant was suspended with pay after students say she discovered a blog that show wrote like a diary to her friends. things like saying i hate your kid were tongue-in-cheek. >> i mean, it was not meant for everybody to see, but if it's gonna get out there, maybe it will
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Feb 17, 2011 11:30am PST
on this arrest at 5:00 and 6:00. >> president obama will arrive in the bay area in just a few hours to push his plan to spend billions more on education, clean energy, and jobs. this will be a quick 24 hour trip for the president, and his 8th official visit to the bait area. he will have an intimate dinner at a private location with several hi-tech executives. that guess list hasn't been officially released but they including mark zekkerberg and google ceo eric schmidt. >> anti-government protests around the world. new social media is fueling even more revolutions but some are turning deadly. >> and tracking drugs at the lab. the study that raises concerns about some >> a day of rage is brewing acrest the middle east and north africa. tens of thousands of demonstrators are gearing up in libya, yemen and bahrain. these fueled by the new social media. jenelle with the latest. >> cheryl, demonstrators across the middle east have started facebook.com pages and are tweeting away hoping to round up as many people as possible to try and overthrow their government. they've been inspired by the recent r
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Feb 8, 2011 9:00pm PST
address last month president obama said it is not just the winner of the superbowl that should be celebrated but the winner of the science fair. group of bay area high school student is hoping to snag that kind of honor at national robot competition. impressive stuff. the story from health and science reporter carolyn johnson. >> we can't run around the floor looking like this. that's not going to happen. >>reporter: so maybe right now it look like a step ladder glued together with plastic pipe but in a few days science advisor karen mahoney swears it's a full blown robot. >> we have to put this robot donor not into a bag. it get sealed. we don't get to touch it again until we go to the tournament. >> reporter: the student in san jose are crafting their entry for the national first robot competition. teens design to it perform a specific goal. as illustrate entered the animation this year challenge boils down to a sophisticated game of ring tos toss. >> this is kind of crazy if you think about the fact that the robot only about this big. >>reporter: he's engineering sof
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Feb 15, 2011 9:00pm PST
in massachusetts already passed similar resolution but it turns out there's a catch. last month president obama signed an act that for bids the u.s. from paying for clear detainee to relocate anywhere to the u.s. if they are in prison they have no money and they have got to passport. unclear how they would get here. reporting in berkeley, abc 7 news. >> victory for prosecutors today in the barry bond perjury case. federal judge will allow prosecutors to play an audio recording they claim has the personal trainer discussing the former giant stared use. they asked the judge to exclude the recording claiming no way to authenticate it since trainer anderson refuses to testify. the judge agreeed to allow it however since the man who secretly made the recording the former business partner will testify for the prosecution. the trial is scheduled to start march 21st. >> in sacramento today state judicial officials were grilled over bunk eled contracts and huge cost overruns in massive computer project for the state court system. about vick lee was at that legislative hearing. >> this is certainly
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Feb 25, 2011 9:00pm PST
continue president obama makes history coming up he apoint the first man and first openly gay person to prominent position. >> she's really good at connecting and knowing where you are. >> the technique that help east bay professor win the highest [ son ] my parents always lived in the states, until my dad transferred to istanbul. they settled in quickly, found their local deli, a few shortcuts and a neighborhood hangout. but there's one thing they miss... the seventh-inning stretch. so citi helped me use my thankyou points to give them something special. their old seats: 5 and 6, row c. [ male announcer ] use citi thankyou points for almost anything. and earn them fast with the new citi thankyou preferred card. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>. >> white house hired a man as chief party planner. it's the first time a woman will not hold the post of social secretary since the job was created during the roosevelt administration. thee door. jeremy also the first openly gay person to fill the role. he's currently senior advisor to the ambassador at the u.s. embassy
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Feb 18, 2011 9:00pm PST
democracy protestors triggered sharp criticism from president obama. he's urging authority to show restraint and respect the rights of their people. britain and fran meanwhile have announced they halt arms sale to bahrain. >> somali pirates cap seward several americans including a couple from southern california. attack happened 275 miles off the coast of the indian ocean. pirates hijack a yacht owned by scott and jean add a.they live in marina del rey. group has been on a round the world sail trip for more than a year. distress signal sent by the boat a week ago. united states has said to be reviewing the option the for potential rescue. >>> back at home. police have revealed where a top narcotics agent accused of dealing drugs got them. officer norman welch along with private investigators chris butler see the picture there are both facing charges after being arrested this week. latest on the case from laura anthony. >>reporter: about wearing orange jail jump suit 2 men with long ties to law enforcement entered a martinez courtroom. the 28 count felony complaint include charges th
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Jan 31, 2011 9:00pm PST
dollars in clean investment 28 percent increase. last week president obama said would he like to see federal subsidy taken from oil company and research. it can run into the tens of billions of dollar. major swift of clean truck ro row. of. >> what we hear from washington we are pulling back our role is to system the economy. for up to the private sector to step nishtion it has. chevron and proctor and gamble are investors in ls 9. bp funed 500 million dollar project at uc berkeley. support help can help in the beginning but we need to be able to come piece with existing tech until ji on our own 2 feet. without the need of. >> they are on the fast track and each day it gets additional support as a result of world events and support from the government. in south san francisco david louie abc 7 money scope. >> college basketball coming up. former bay area player makes name for himself. >> scottish climber falls 1,000 feet. rescuers find him i have fallen in love with making bird houses. caw caw! [ director ]what is that? that's a horrible crow. here are some things that i'll
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Feb 2, 2011 9:00pm PST
unemployment. nearly 25%. president obama's cairo speech persuaded them to buy gin a concerted outreach. osan attended this conference for egyptian enter pr entrepren october. >> it is unusual but it is still continuing. we will have to slow down for about a month or two, make sure that the states are safe. the banks are closed in egypt but i think it is a very short hiccup to a big opportunity that lies between the egyptian people and the rest of the world. >> he believes more high tech companies should evaluate the market once stability is restored. egyptian native and c.e.o. constantine says it is his personal mission to help bring about change. >> one single startup with pro pa gait througpropagate througe egyptian landscape. i believe that with my heart. >> reporter: he talked about what he calls hope with a dash of decembedashofof decembedeced up by a u.n. report which found it takes more than two years after finishing school for a young person in egypt to find a solid job. in the newsroom, caroline tyler. >>> the first digital daily newspaper made exclusively for the apple ipad made it
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Feb 4, 2011 9:00pm PST
of the egyptian people and ladies to free and fair elections. >>reporter: president obama again today. nearly 100,000 protestors packed cairo central square in an event called the day of the key par tour in the hope itgz4q would be the day president mubarak leaves. event was largely peaceful but outside the square there were some sporadic clash with mubarak supporters. reporter from a state run newspaper died while many have been attacked he's the first journalist killedçó in the crisis. mean time missing google executive may be in prisone1 in egypt. al jazeera reports that the family of the man has received mid nature phone calls from his captors saying he's being taught a lesson. w3 he's head of marketing for middle east and north africa. he flew to take part in the protest but disappeared last friday. one week ago. egyptian government that the man is being held. >>> now as i said today protest in egypt largely peaceful. in fact some demonstrators were absolutely jubilant. that story tonightÑï1ñ from david m. >>reporter: just beyond the tank just inside the square theñ citiz
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Feb 9, 2011 9:00pm PST
the healthcare act president obama signed into law last year, >>> health item you will want to hear about. people who drink a diet soda each day may be boosting their risk of stroke. a 51% increased risk compared to those who drink no soda whatsoever. they don't know why specifically diet soda would cause the increased risk but previous studies showed diet soda linked to high blood pressure and low good cholesterol. it was presented at the international stroke conference going on in los angeles. >>> you could say that comic relief is coming to the healthcare plan. an nit economist a man considered brilliant by his peers is going to write a comic book explaining the healthcare overhaul. jonathan grabbier helped former governor mitt romney craft, massachusetts' overhaul. don't expect superheros or caped crusaders. it has the straightforward title healthcare reform what it is, why it's necessary, how it works. >>> you know, athletes often credit coaches for teaching them lessons of life and nothing can be more true for one college baseball coach who led by example in a profound way. he demonstrated
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Feb 17, 2011 9:00pm PST
 >> good evening i'm dan ashley. president obama is in the bay area tonight. he traveled across the country to have dinner with the titan of technology here. among others the head of facebook, apple and other kill. lily live at woodside where the dinner meeting is under way at john dohr home. >> the president motorcade is about to leave which means the dinner lasted about 2 and half hours. about a dozen people were invited to tonight's exclusive gathering. >> 45 minutes later the president motorcade arrived at the woodside home of venture capitalist dohr for dinner and discussion with silicon valley biggest names, apple ceo steve jobs, google ceo schmid and facebook founder and oracle and chambers. stanford professor lives behind the stage and pleased to see the president in his neighborhood. >> good thing for the president to get out into the community that he sevens. and a lot of people in woodside with a lot of influence and the direction of our country and that's a good thing to interact. >>reporter: white house says the purpose of the pres
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Feb 10, 2011 11:30am PST
immediately. just the past 30 minutes president obama addressed it in michigan. >> we've been following egypt very closely and we'll have more to say when this plays out. what is absolutely clear is we are witnessing history unfold. the moment of transformation that's taking place because the people of egypt are calling for change. >> on state tv this morning, video showed about two dozen meeting without president mubarak. a possible sign that both are being pushed out of power. but mubarak and silamar did meet on their own today. no word what they discussed. tonight the crowd was told all your demands will be met. they roared with happiness and excitement but the minister denied that mubarak will resign immediately. it's been a tense 17 days in cairo as you can see, last week supporters violently clashed with anti-government supporters killing and injuring hundreds. they have been pushing for a transition government that focuses on fair elections this egypt this september. >> i got the same information you did, that there's a strong likelihood mubarak may step down this evening which would b
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